Thursday, May 28, 2009

Reminder: National Geographic's DogTown to Feature Parkersburg, WV, Puppy Mill Bust This Friday

On Friday, May 29th, the DogTown episode on National Geographic Explorer Network will include coverage of the Whispering Oaks Kennel puppy mill bust which occurred in Parkersburg, West Virginia last fall. Over 1,000 dogs, mostly dachshunds, were rescued in what may have been the largest puppy mill bust in history. Check your local listings for exact showtimes.

Related: Parkersburg WV Puppy Mill Bust

Meet 'Parker'

Overview: Dog Care Manager Michelle Besmehn travels to Parkersburg, West Virginia to bring back several dogs rescued from a mass breeding operation. Parker, a male dachshund rescued from the facility, has painfully rotten and infected teeth that, if left untreated, will eventually kill him. Barney, a Shih-Tzu, has sores on his paws from living in a wire cage , that prevent him from walking without pain. At DogTown, both dogs require extensive medical care and socialization before they can go to permanent homes. And Buzz, a long-term resident of DogTown, needs Jeff Popowichs help to learn how to be safe around people, so he can live a happier, more fulfilled life.

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